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Infrastructure Spending Supports Economy, Jobs

Government’s 2020 Capital Plan spends 19.3-billion tax dollars over three years to deliver the infrastructure Alberta families and communities need.

Alberta’s 2020 Capital Plan provides for key infrastructure projects that will build a prosperous future and keep Albertans working. Over and above what was announced in the last budget, the 2020 Capital Plan will fund new projects worth an estimated $772 million over the next three years. These projects will support more than 3,000 new jobs by 2022.

“We are accelerating an already aggressive Capital Plan with a focus on infrastructure that creates jobs and economic growth. This Capital Plan will make life better for Albertans, improving access to health facilities, schools, roads, and other important infrastructure.”Jason Kenney, Premier

“With these responsible investments, Alberta-based businesses and the skilled workers they employ will have opportunities to bid on significant provincial projects for the next three years.”Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure

The Government of Alberta will also introduce legislation this fall outlining how it will prioritize and report on capital spending. This will implement a platform commitment to publish a 20-year strategic capital plan.

Quick facts

  • Alberta’s 2020 Capital Plan invests in new infrastructure projects, including:
    • expansion of the emergency department and mental health unit at Calgary’s Peter Lougheed Centre
    • expansion of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre
    • two new school modernization projects and construction funds for nine school projects which were previously approved in Budget 2019 for design only
    • funding for the Bow Reservoir Options Project
    • Glenbow Museum in Calgary modernization
  • The 2020 Capital Plan continues to support key infrastructure projects, including:
    • the new Gene Zwozdesky Centre at Norwood in Edmonton
    • Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital expansion
    • school capital projects in various phases of planning, design and construction throughout the province
    • Northern Lakes College High Prairie Consolidation
    • Edmonton and Calgary ring roads and light rail transit (LRT)

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